Lot 206 - 1972 Fiat 500
|Odometer reading||90,000 km|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £9,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,840|
The Nuova 500 was designed by Dante Giacosa, the man also responsible for its predecessor, the Cinquecento or Topolino (little mouse) as the public immediately christened it. The Nuova is a masterpiece of packaging; the rear-wheel drive, rear-engined layout leaving a remarkably uncluttered cabin with adequate room for four passengers, despite the diminutive length of just 9.74ft. At its introduction in 1957 the little Fiat was powered by a twin-cylinder engine of 479cc and just 13bhp, but by the time of the later 500 F the capacity had grown to 499.5cc and the output to 22bhp - sufficient for a maximum speed of c.60mph combined with a fuel consumption of over 50mpg.
This great fun car has recently been imported and at the time of writing the paperwork has been lodged to have the car registered on UK number plates. The white paintwork is in good condition, as is the black interior. The vendor states the car starts and runs well and has recently passed an MoT. Fiat 500s are quirky, fun and economical; it is difficult to drive one without a smile on your face.
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